John Bevan, ceo of Alumina Ltd, has been made the new chairman
of the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), replacing Norsk
Hydro ceo Svein Richard Brandtzæg.
The appointment was made at the IAI's 81st board of directors
meeting in Abu Dhabi on April 30.
"We see growing demand for lightweight, strong, safe and energy
efficient aluminium products across all market segments and,
through the IAI, we will continue to promote the aluminium
story, which is of one of sustainability and resource
efficiency all along the metal's value chain," Bevan said in a
IAI secretary general Ron Knapp welcomed Bevan and also praised
Brandtzæg's work over the last two years as Bevan's
predecessor in the role.
"Svein Richard's engagement during his term of office reflects
his commitment to a strong industry and to a metal of the
future. We are pleased that he will continue to be actively
involved in the institute's work in the coming years as IAI
vice chair," Knapp said.